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anti fracking rage in romania clashes erupt in a village between police and locals who don't want american energy giant chevron to drill for shale gas in the area bus a delegation of e.u. officials descends on kiev once again to reiterate their support for the government rallies the public gatherings show no sign of dissipating despite being told i've got four days now to stop disrupting the government. says the mourning for nelson mandela continues worldwide look at the concerns that traces of south africa's tainted past may return this time for the country's minorities.
in this is art international monitors kevin oh it's just past ten pm here in moscow our top story ninety fracking protest in northeast romania's turned violent today clashes broke out between police and locals are trying to stop the u.s. soldier and chevron from drilling for shale gas in the area. office at the site of the unrest. we're here in this is just moments after a very tense clashes between protesters who are against chevron conducting exploration for shale gas drilling here in this area in northeastern mania what you see behind me over there is actually the chevron site now protesters had ran across the street they broke down the perimeter of the chevron location tore down the fences and entered the area there were actually inside the chevron test exploration area the police had to run and there weren't arrests made at the moment but then as you can see these units riot police officers had been called into the area this is
when things very much escalated and we have several protesters arrested there were between the police and the demonstrators and actually if we pan over here you can see people very upset about what's happening here with chevron and. these protesters who have been camped out here for over a month earlier that's the count was actually broken up by riot police officers today saturday was supposed to be a major protest there and they're still trying to get chevron to leave because although chevron and october announced it was seething operations the work had begun these police officers are not going anywhere as you can see they're trying to keep the protesters contained to this area so that they don't break out again and go on to the chevron site now we did see several arrests some people had been injured they were taken out in medical vans we don't know exactly how many and again it's a tense tense environment these people are very unhappy with the conduct of the
police not just today but earlier and they're very unhappy that chevron is continuing these operations they feel that although chevron says that it's trying to do this in a responsible way the people here feel like they haven't been consulted they feel like their point of view isn't being taken into consideration and we have to keep in mind that this is a farming area people here rely on the land to survive if the water does get. contaminated which is something that they fear will happen as a result of the fracking their very existence is threatened which is why they're so frustrated with the situation in congestion tense environments the demonstration continues it's unclear what will make these protesters leave as you can see if we turn around they're sitting down they're staying their ground they don't want to leave this area. because katie post on the developments in romania you can also stay up to date by following lucy cafe on twitter as well as thoughts of anti fracking campaign and the child leagues in the u.k. joining us tonight either and the other of you here and protestors have
a point here are they working on certainties or are they working on if it's. google industries work you know if so really there's no. definite figures fooled for what gas is down there there's no definite promises about any safety. the whole industry is just. shrouded in too many ifs and buts and that's really what most of the protesters across the world are you know we cannot be given who the shooter is that we can rely on the u.k.'s department of health says the potential health risks from fracking emissions are low if operations are regulated it recommends environmental monitoring through the lifetime of any project and public disclosure of chemicals if we follow that path and if it's done correctly i guess the technique can actually be safe and clean no. really big fish in there for a start there's no evidence. of my.
just beyond. the means of the most governments to happen but you do have fountains of dream so it's just across the country you have to have inspectors if you cite for every. job because otherwise you know the company's stock deep underground once it's down very very low and only assume you're not going to the suits any time soon they'll be long gone and we'll have you know we made their money before he saw very few things in life so his job very few things in life are sadly of course without risk and i'm just looking another reporter twenty eleven mit report found only a handful of some twenty thousand wells drilled in the past decade a cause groundwater contamination that was mostly from surface spills of fluids or breaches of existing regulations i guess what i'm trying to get to the bottom of is there are an exaggeration of the potential problems here are we looking at fact. under oath honestly very difficult to quantify you know the research tools so used
their full difficult to know you know the extent to which there's possibly any it is as on either side of the argument only dealing with the vagaries of very deep geology here and is basically the whole realm of the are known and therefore is conjecture you know all the figures that we're getting about here that the potential resource down there is largely francis lingen and based on conjecture based on very small samples extrapolated because vast areas what was seen in america is the whole business of the family who always the science of the exploiting the going to last for ten twenty thirty years closing them down already in many cases people who weren't getting that we soon as out of and blue expecting to get so get the whole industries built on on speculation when anything i guess people like i've spoken to texas people i can remain it's not going to take much comfort from the fact that the drilling companies themselves refused to reveal the
exact chemicals in fracking solutions are there then usually impose nondisclosure agreements so many individuals are but the practice done well absolutely and even where even if we did have a if you like making the claim to become you would have to be so regular laundry every single factual as long as he got a different fact flu combination there's no such thing as a pathology plaque fracking fluid and therefore unless every single fact jobby that is sampled while lying on the company disclosing and i let me understand why this why this fracking solution is different every case it's because the geology is different in every case and different fluids are three pumped out that's the reason yeah that's one of the reasons when the jaw is used different in every case also the different stages of the job you know the initial fact just close the loop to the well current so it is a very different operation so when you're doing the fact or later on that's the fate of six seven study. of fracking when you're trying to sort extract gas
a long distance away for a long look at the world parasite so for all those reasons you know that the combination of chemicals that are in the invariably has to fluctuates reflect most conditions fracking has to go for what thirteen years or more that started last large scale at the turn of the century do you feel you've lost your battle then you know not at all only and we know that there's another little myth that the proponents of fracking from time are willing facking you know big beyond that in the past more than ten years ago it was a very different population to what we're talking about now is only really in the last ten fifteen years or so that we've had a directional drilling technology that allows it to go horizontally and it behaves and we don't usually have that in the chemical advances of have made it technically feasible from that to do this sort of fracking is a fundamentally different population from this or frac jobs that are done in purely vertical wells to stimulate where was that in the past and you but we can't really end the talk about a regulation you e.g.
the for for these different types of operation there's no regulation regime in this country or in any other of your blog where all this specifically designed to make you like this industry because they know full well they can't adequately regulated a final thought about how maybe whether or not you're losing a battle while world governments more sold on for instance when water solar energy efficiency options you're not making much headway there really is. tom we've got in this goes across most of you and in north american soil is that we're dealing with essentially nearly go nuclear. governments and they're basically. you know the police in with that instance with the police when the police are there supposedly to protect and serve the community but all that's happening is that being deployed by governments to protect and serve the interests of the big businesses we should basically back in the government there that's the situation we've got. and that's why we've got people. and we can't we on the police to protect our communities
where it is protect our own communities by this sort of action was seen you know in maine and all over the world you know the stories were from canada if you where it goes people are going to be up in arms about it because we know that we can't rely on our government we can rely on the police to protect talking you see from these things and if i think of her only child or in south wales u.k. tonight thanks for your thoughts move. feeling the public protests in ukraine yet again tonight a delegation of you know and pays are spoken to the crowds and care of the protesters now have four days to decamped from government buildings that is poor scott's got the latest. crowds behind me were addressed by a group of amy pays who once again reiterated their support for the protesters now the delegation met with opposition leaders and also mingled with the crowd but they didn't meet any representatives of the government of course the government survived
a vote of no confidence in the wake of that despite that results the delegation still backed cools for a snap election we see that people will growing the made that choice for a country reduced in freedom in and under the rule of law if not we're going to quote earlier that. we've done a pretty grim grew every time the right world was involved in the. well the opposition continue that blockade of certain government buildings despite the fact a deadline set by the government for them to be out of those buildings is looming large and expires on tuesday on the delegations support for the opposition comes despite pleas from each branes prime minister for outside interference to stop on the delegation also simle taney asli were condemning what they described as russia's pressure on kiev well as for the protests they look set to continue into the evening hey it behind me with all eyes now on sunday when organizers hope that
up to one million people from all over ukraine could descend on the capital. and it will come take drugs on an across of london says the amount of attention western politicians are paying to ukraine's oppositions on acceptable. my gin if any ukrainian or russian or any other diplomats or formal politicians or put it there sions would take part in any a demonstration against the e.u. in all across or simply the euro and that would cause an uproar the port probably even in the western countries going to the united nations and asking for a meeting of the security council because that is blatant into fields this isn't nothing to do with people collar as they way some protections like to say about it under the rule of law does not involve foreign diplomats and foreign politicians interfering and basically provoking this violence like it's happening in ukraine.
meanwhile investigations underway to allegations of brutality from both police and pro e.u. activists that unfolded last week a ridiculous because got outside of the story. he could do but i mean now why don't you call the worst moment was when i saw people being beaten on the ground at my feet they were just kids and i couldn't do anything about it and it was terrible it must never happen again. the night of november thirtieth when peaceful protests in the heart of kiev were broken up by ukraine special right police force dozens and up in hospitals images of police beating defenseless people emerged on the internet the. was the next day it was the police on the receiving end of the violence but at the hands of a mob and not the peaceful protesters who were dispersed just the day before.
we i got hit by either a brick or a piece of pavement score in the face it's hard to tell because everything was flying no one could predict it would go like this that there would be rocks bricks molotov cocktails. i was scared for my units who were there because it was totally unexpected right in front of all of this they were these boys eighteen nineteen years old who serve in the army and everything was flying at them rocks molotov cocktails. these men are among the officers still in hospital a week after the attack some received injuries severe enough to leave them disabled or to convince them to leave the force but both. i determined to return to service and see don't have any animosity towards the crowd on independence square i can understand the people they want to express their opinion. people have the right to voice their opinion but without breaking the law it would not be an overstatement
to say that many people here. is their enemy number one especially after last week's intense clashes once there is opinion out there that the police force were simply following the instructions they have received and it's those who gave the orders that should be held responsible for the violence so. the recordings on the internet of the actual orders that received an oxe as a plan to clear the area we must create a parliamentary commission and find the person who blew it all up and hold them criminally responsible i'm sure the orders came from someone higher than the head of police. as the protests enter their third week the tension is palpable no one wants a repeat of last week's nightmare but a resolution requiring calmer efforts from both sides among people whose patience is already wearing worryingly thin. r.t. . we've been following the events in and around ukraine online to find out what
president in a covert spoke to vladimir putin about it there very recently to insult. but also unravel some of the speculation to. britain's prisons becoming breeding grounds for extremists coming up in their crackdown on hate preaching behind bars is under way to try to stop impressionable brits from big radicalized in this.
a change a quality he embodied be maintained in a country which suffered such deep scars. if a different chapter on segregation now lies ahead. for many years south africans in particular have been asking themselves the question what happens when mandela pos is on and for a long time there was a war we that everything he stood for which was essentially bringing white and black south africans to give it would disappear when he dies this question has become less urgent as the years have passed on and a new generation of south africans has come to the fore but certainly there are pockets of particularly white south africans who are today afraid now i visited the community of plain fun tain which is a white on cave they you find only off the condos now these are white south africans who can trace the roots back to european settlers who came in the sixteen hundreds you need special permission to enter the area there are security guards
everywhere there are statues paying tribute to the founders of a party which was south africa's legal system of discrimination between blacks and whites people there justified the existence of such enclaves as merely a way of preserving their history the culture their language they argue against any kind of claims of racism we feel strongly about our identity and we want to protect that and preserve it this together with the fear that some white of economists feel has caused some to put in place contingency plans now there's a group called the state land as they estimate that their figures are around eighty to one hundred thousand people and they are all linked through mobile phones in such a way that if in any time they believe a genocide happens and they do believe that a genocide is coming against white south africans they can then mobilize him selves and move to an area where they will be able to both protect themselves and be completely self-sufficient and i visited this community and this is what they had
to tell me right now oh we're this stage or little six little sort of is really a true story these white south africans our. are in the minority the majority really credit mandela with putting the country back from the brink of civil war regardless of the color of the skin the race creed their religion south africans regard mandela as the hero of the struggle against apartheid and see him as one of the greatest sons this country has ever given to. france has launched its second major intervention in africa this year president alone has raised the deployment now to one thousand six hundred troops on the ground in the central african republic the soldiers of armored personnel carriers have now moved beyond the capital bangui to patrol remote areas where the violence is most intense furious clashes deep broke out on thursday left almost three hundred dead paras began to send reinforcements hours after the u.n. authorized the mission to quell
a spike in sectarian bloodshed thousands of civilians have fled to the country's main airport to seeking refuge from his christian militias loyal to the ousted president of battling muslim rebels who currently control the country lawrence freeman from executive intelligence review magazine believes france is domestic problems that were behind the move. recently france has become more active militarily and i think the problem with that there france and britain have not given up they are intent on having at the news of some of the resources and wealth of the african countries or so i think france is suffering serious problems at home there is a devastating collapse in living standards throughout all of europe so many things i think combining to push france forward into some of these more terry activity is. more of them recently than we've seen before. the british government
stronger measures to stifle the spread of extremism it follows the brutal murder of a u.k. soldier boys for missing london the plan includes blocking joe how this material on the web and cracking down on hate preaching but as laura smith reports the country's jails are also becoming a breeding ground for radicalism wormwood scrubs prison in west london temporary or longer term home to around fourteen hundred male prisoners apart from the inevitable gang activity and drug taking that goes on inside many prison inmates find religion while they're doing their stretch some are genuine others not so much any religion you get those who watch on to and use that religion is an excuse for treatment and we're particularly concerned by doctrine is clear evidence that there are youngsters being radicalized. and forced to join the rest of causation of young vulnerable prisoners. who then can become
a tree machine while evidence from the prison office's union shows prisoners are necessarily so much finding gods as having shoved in their faces muslim gangs have grown in power and influence in jails all over the country and the prison officers association is concerned that they target vulnerable new arrivals for conversion and that those who are muslims already are being forced into more extremist views you speak to some prisoners or know to tell you. food or tell it to get more time. or just to be seen as to be part of a gun culture i've done it for protection i've done it because i was bullied extremists who ultimately released from behind these walls back into society. on live from a spring a foreigner stuck in a north korean jail can be easy so you get out well the colleges for war crimes
apparently that's what an eighty five year old u.s. veteran had to do to walk free we got his story online and while you're there too in egypt more and more people being thrown behind bars for not keeping in line with military rule r.t. dot com has got details of the almost daily arrests now. it's all the world's most popular vacation spots but those who tried to settle down in paris often find their romantic notions shattered their source of the explains why. it all looks great on paper but anyone with an aspiration of living in central paris quickly discovers the nightmare and becomes looking for a flat here this center of the city might as well have a sign that says off limits to anyone with a tight budget but if you must prepare for very tight quarters when you first arrive to the far out i was completely shocked because this was the smallest area that i found myself i didn't like it from here three years. danica pay seven
hundred seventy year olds for this tiny twenty square metres central paris flat in the popular lot in quarter area plus another hundred for bills and internet she chose convenience over price a choice that's not quite there for others like sabina who lives just outside paris with three other people her bedroom in the basement. was about five hundred euros when i moved. i was looking in internet for a place with five hundred euros couldn't find anything really. expensive visited a few places. couldn't find any so i decided to move for someone to several close in more extreme cases not only do people end up far from the center but in apartments like this one where there's no kitchen or hot water. it's a real problem for this lack of housing we need
a hundred to nine hundred thousand more housing this is what explains the high prices in july report released by france's national institute of statistics and economic studies found that one hundred forty one thousand five hundred people were without a fixed residency in france a rent control law was recently passed as part of a larger housing reform to address the lack of housing substandard conditions and the trend of people being pushed out of paris and other major cities but changes in living standards won't come overnight a fact many in the city of lights have just come to accept to live in paris. you know. ok. just our cilia are to paris after the break coming up. with breaking the set in a couple of minutes amounted to national if you watching us in the u.k. even to you it's george galloway versus vested interests in the latest program.
we often see the middle east as a place of constant turmoil and revolution but people in thailand seem to be very fired up as well masses of protesters are force a government ministries to shut down by storming them with human waves one such ministry is the thai equivalent of the american f.b.i. which has been accused of killing around ninety people in a crackdown on those who support ousted prime minister taksin shinawatra who is the brother of the current leader wow people are crying out for democracy with accusations of violence against protesters so where is barack obama john kerry the mainstream media i mean whatever some group of rebels protestors are i mean freedom fighters rise up for democracy are we supposed to arm them like in syria and or
bomb their country back into the stone age like in libya serbia iraq some protest explode across the mainstream media with calls for intervention and others are almost totally silent like thailand and bulgaria where there have also been strong links of buildings less than a month ago i might be a conspiracy theorist but the selective coverage and selective concern for some humans rights and not for the rights of others well it smells a bit fishy to me but that's just my opinion.
happy friday folks i'm happy martin and this is breaking news that a liberal lion and next mayor of new york bill de blasio by name his choice for and y.p. commissioner now based on his campaign promises one would expect a blazin to fill this crucial position with individual vehemently against the race is a narrow minded stop and frisk program but that would be just too logical and hope instead of blasio is gone with bill bratton who served as new york's top cop twenty years ago and most recently is l.a.p.d. chief of police and as it turns out not only was he an innovator of the controversial program back then but he thinks pretty highly of the way this harassing technique is being used today just listen to what he told journalist jeffrey toobin he said if the cops are not doing stop and frisk they are not doing their jobs it is a basic fundamental tool police work and the whole country if you do away with stop and frisk this city will go down the chute as fast as anything you can imagine. wow looks like the blasio picked a real ingenious thinker and sadly that's.